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>> i've done that. >> yes, you have. that's going to d >>> tonight from japan, this is "world news," reporting on the disaster in the pacific. now, there are four. four troubled nuclear reactors at one site. what happens if they all melt? and who are the 50 brave workers who agreed to stay inside and try to save everyone else? >>> we go out with rescue crews, calling out for signs of life in the rubble. "make a noise," they say. "is anybody there?" hello? is anybody there? is anybody there? and survivors did emerge today. >>> and we tell you what is the real danger for the united states. what about that run on potassium iodide pills? >>> and, on "world news," lessons for all of us, from survivors of that hiroshima radiation 60 years ago. >>> good evening to everyone in the united states. here in japan, as we said, there are 50 workers inside a nuclear power plant, and they are battling the complete unknown at this moment. trying to prevent a nuclear power meltdown. and in this breaking news, we have received word that there is another fire, a new fire under way at one of those reac
. >>> and there are fear this morning of a possible nuclear meltdown in japan. this is video of a massive explosion of a nuclear power plant just hours ago. and japanese media now reporting that it blew the roof of the building that houses the reactor. but the government spokesman said the metal container that shelters the reactor are not affected and radiation levels around the plant are actually dropping which if true would be hopeful news. >> yes, if true. we should stress that. despite the fact the government officials are trying to reduce the fear level. they've expanded the evacuation zone around the plant from 6 miles to 12 miles. check out this picture, gas masks, an indication just how serious things are near the reactor site. those who cannot leave are told to stay inside and to cover all of the openings to their homes with wet towels and not drink the tap water. this is the plane we're talking about. the plane was damaged in the earth quake that hit japan. the quake and tsunami left behind a truly, truly wasteland of broken roads, washed out homes and cars. the japanese foreign minister
and a third meltdown at japan's nuclear facilities. american troops offshore exposed to radiation, as officials struggle to contain the catastrophe. >>> moment of impact. new images of the tsunami, rushing ashore. breaking through seawalls. rushing past airport terminals. washing away entire villages. >>> and look at what the waves picked up and left behind. a ferry on a house. a bus on a rooftop. a toilet dangling from power lines. and the man who floated away with his house, clinging for life. rescued ten miles from shore. >> this morning we're live in japan, with diane sawyer, christiane amanpour and david muir. and we ask the question, is this only the beginning of the devastation? >>> and good morning, america. joining us is "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, is who is there in sendai, japan, where the scope of the destruction is staggering. powerful aftershocks still rocking that region. >> japan and the world trying to deal with two overlapping crises, the humanitarian disaster and effort to control the nuclear emergency. as we said there was a third mel
an erupting volcano facing japan. a volcano erupted in southern japan spewing ash and lava but the major threat is the growing nuclear crisis in the aftermath of last weeks killer quake. they say japan has declared a state of emergency at an earthquake affected nuclear plant where higher permitted levels of radioactivity was seen a precaution in case a radioactive cloud escapes from the plant located 124 miles away from tokyo. a partial meltdown occurred yesterday at number one reactor. there is a hydrogen bubble of the number three reactor which could lead to an explosion. a shortage of electricity means power is being rationed with rolling blackouts in tokyo and other cities. >> reporter: this is could be the worst nuclear disaster since chernobyl 25 years ago. >> we're not out of the woods yet. >>. >> reporter: they say partial melt downs could have occurred at two reacters and they are facing problems at three more. >> first, the back-up systems failed. the pumps and electricity were all gone. this was not supposed to happen. >> the unusual combination of events has brought japan to
including what's going on in japan. joins us now from new york to tell us what's come up at 7:00 on "gma." . >> that's right. good morning, janelle. coming up on the show, we'll have the latest on the major setback in japan. japanese power company officials say they knew about extremely high radiation levels before three workers suffered severe burns. we'll have more on the new details coming up in the show. also ahead, a new warning about artificial food coloring. the government says it may worsen hyperactivity in some kids. and now the f.d.a. is looking to taking action. plus new research shows that 51% of americans over the age of 12 are on facebook. we'll take a look at how the social media giant is changing the way we communicate. and incredible images of a man who spotted a massive shark and unlike everyone else and everything else we do, instead of turning away, he decided to grab his kayak and paddle out for a closer look. we'll talk to him later on this morning in this show. it's pretty incredible. he went out towards the shark and lived to tell about it. >> we wish you were he
in radiation drives out the last line of defense, as another fire flares up at japan's crippled nuclear plant. >>> and the fukushima 50. new details this morning about the heroic team, facing death, working inside the scariest place on earth. even helicopters sent to spray the plant, turned back because of the danger as major aftershocks shake tokyo. >>> could the meltdown happen here? "gma" takes you inside an american working plant, to show what the workers face every day. >>. >>> and the run on medicine back home. the rush to buy iodine pills and radiation detecters. but just how worried should we be? >>> and good morning, america. an incredible story unfolding at that nuclear plant. the workers pulled out overnight, because of radiation levels. and they're standing by to go back in at this very hour, likely exposing themselves to so much more radiation. >> just to give a sense of how much risk they are facing, back to the chernobyl disaster. almost 50 of the workers there sacrificed their lives. more than 100 had radiation illness. since you all went to sleep, h
, a miracle rescue in japan. rescuers find two earthquake survivors nine days after that horrible earthquake and tsunami. also what u.c. berkeley scientists found after checking radiation levels in the air. >>> at last encouraging news about the crippled nuclear plant. japanese authorities just announced that two of the six units are now under control after the fuel storage pools have cooled down. there are new concerns about food and water safety, but first something uplifting. david wright shows us the rescue of two survivors more than a week after the massive earthquake hit. >> late today a dramatic bit of hopeful news, a miracle rescue. they freed an 80-year-old woman and grandson trapped since the tsunami. the two survived nine days eating yogurt from the fridge until the grandson stood on the rooftop. japanese coastguard released new video of the tsunami before it hit shore. as it passes right under the bow of coastguard cutter you get a sense of how enormous it is. on land they are still dealing with the damage from the tsunami. they eased pressure on the reactor but releasing steam b
, in a reactor core, as japan faces a true nuclear catastrophe. workers burned by 10,000 times normal radiation. will parts of japan now be lost for generations? >>> in this country, superbug. growing concern this morning over a brand-new drug-resistant bacteria taking hold in california hospitals. is it on the move? dr. besser is standing by right here this morning. >>> crowning glory. this beauty queen wins her crown back in a highly publicized trial, after losing it because she was accused of being too fat. told to lay off the tacos. she's here live after her victory. >>> and put your paws up, going gaga this morning for polar cubs. two, new polar bears take the world stage. they're already capturing the world's heart. >>> good morning, again, everyone. thanks for spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much breaking news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic controller working alone and asleep on the job at a major airport as two planes were landing. this morning, we
in japan triggered a small tsunami along the northeastern coast. this is video from japan's nhk television network. you can see the shaking as buildings swayed for as long as 3 seconds in tokyo. the initially quake was followed by a 6.3 magnitude aftershock. a small wave came ashore in japan but the specific warning center did not expect any other areas to be affected. >> the space shuttle "discovery" is about to wrap up its flying career in three hours from now. the crew and astronauts are on their way back to earth. the 27-year-old "discovery" is nasa's oldest shuttle and the most travelled flying 39 missions. it will retire to the smithsonian institute for display. here is a photo from a central valley resident as the shuttle soared in the sky fresno 7:30 last night. that thin white vertical streak there, that shows the path of "discovery." it was like northwest to southeast, right? >> yeah. you gave us the whole scoop and i can't believe i forgot to look. >> three people standing here. which of us saw it last night. >> no, which of us is smiling. (laughter) >> forgot because we were so
of diana's dresses. take a look. the pink dress, the dress she wore to a state dinner in japan in 1986. this was a famous dinner. remember, he had the chopsticks upside down? >> i remember that. >> that could sell for as much as $80,000. another dress which spoke about evolution of the princess, that beautiful robe she wore to a state dinner. $100,000. the woman reunning the auction house said most of the interest comes from the u.s. a lot of the bidders are foreign. not britain. >> we have a guest book, a fascination on this side of the pond. >> we do. >> thanks, bianna. i want the hat. >>> let get more on this from our expert on all things, royal katie nicholl, the author of "the making of a royal romance." we could have news on the dress. "the sunday times" reported that the designer could be sarah burton, the creative director of alexander mcqueen. she's designed it. the palace is saying basically nothing. try and sort it out for us. >> the palace are going to be very noncommittal. they made it clear right from the start when i planned that first conference, that nothing would come
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